The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ

Concerning the Bodyguard

Atrium, installation view

Narrative, vulnerability and subject/object relations are broad fields of interpretation, yet it is reassuring to encounter such a large group show that doesn't also shy from an ambitious topic. Review by Rebecca Senior

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Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX

The Influence of Furniture on Love

 Ruth Beale, 'The Farmhouse Library' (2014) and Giles Round, '1954 (for Evar)' (2014), 'modern taste (for Christopher)' (2014), installation view at Wysing Arts Centre

'The Influence of Furniture on Love' is an exhibition in Wysing Arts Centre’s 17th century farmhouse by former artists-in-residence who have stayed there over the past 25 years. Review by Niki Russell.

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Festival Hub @ The Edge, 79–81 Cheapside, Birmingham B12 0QH

Fierce Festival, Club Fierce: Algorave

Club Fierce: Algorave

Club Fierce: Algorave re-casts the dancefloor as a series of performative acts via a human glitter ball and live coding. Cathy Wade reviews this Fierce Festival Late.

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Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014

Installation view, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014. Courtesy Jerwood Drawing Prize

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Jerwood Drawing Prize continues to inquire into the very definition of drawing and the place it might have within contemporary art. Review by Sophie Sleigh-Johnson.

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Johann König, Berlin Dessauer Str. 6-7 10963 Berlin

Helen Marten: Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom

Exhibition view: Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom at Johann König, Berlin

Johann König, Berlin is pleased to present Helen Marten’s room-sized installation Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom for the first time in Germany after it had been created for the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

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Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA

Yuri Pattison: Free Traveller

Yuri Pattison, 'free traveller' (2014), Cell Project Space

Yuri Pattison presents a new body of work further developing his investigations into the spatial and temporal displacements of the digital age. Review by Tim Dixon.

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The Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA

Fierce Festival, Steven Cohen: Sphincterography

Steven Cohen, 'Sphincterography' (2014)

Steven Cohen is a performance artist who stages interventions in the public realm and in gallery/theatre spaces. His work invariably draws attention to that which is marginalised in society, starting with his own identity as a gay, Jewish, white South African man. Review by Beth Bramich.

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DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB

Fierce Festival, Dana Michel: Yellow Towel

Dana Michel, 'Yellow Towel'  (2014)

As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head so she would resemble the blonde girls at her school. As an adult, she revisits the imaginary world of her other self in a ritual performance without cover-ups or censorship. Review by Selina Thompson.

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